Dejan Jaković

Dejan Jaković
Dejan Jaković
Dejan Jaković
Real Name: Dejan Jaković
HT: 6' 2" WT: 176
Age: 33 (07/16/1985)
Birthplace: Karlovac, Yugoslavia
Hometown: Karlovac, Yugoslavia


  • Signed on February 5, 2018.  


2017 (New York Cosmos, NASL):  

  • Appeared in 22 matches, tallying one goal and two assists. 

2014 – 2016 (Shimizu S-Pulse, J1 League) 

  • 41 J-League appearances, 40 starts 
  • 8 domestic cup appearances, all starts. 
  • Earned promotion to first-tier in 2016. 

2013 (D.C. United):  

  • Saw action in 18 games (17 starts), logging 1,575 minutes. 

2012 (D.C. United):  

  • Made 23 appearances (21 starts) and tallied his first MLS goal in United’s 3-2 win over the New England Revolution on May 26. 

2011 (D.C. United):  

  • Appeared in 15 matches, all starts, for a total of 1,324 minutes. 
  • Suffered season-ending hamstring injury against the Chicago Fire on Aug. 18.  

2010 (D.C. United):  

  • Ranked fifth on the team in minutes played with 1,624 for the season in 19 matches (18 starts).   

2009 (D.C. United): 

  • Appeared in 23 games, all starts. 
  • Logged 2,070 minutes during his first MLS season.  

2008 (Red Star Belgrade, Serbian Superliga): 

  • Trialed with Red Star Belgrade of the Serbian Superliga. 
  • Signed on June 30. 
  • Made three starts during the 2008-09 league campaign and two additional starts in UEFA Cup play. 


  • Earned Canadian National Team senior debut on Jan. 30, 2008 in a win over Martinique. 
  • Made three appearances during the Gold Cup tournament in 2009. 
  • Earned 40 senior caps, with appearances at the 2009, 2015 and 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cups. 


2007 (Senior):  

  • Led UAB with six goals and contributed one assist in 14 games (13 starts). 
  • All-Conference USA First Team and NSCAA All-Region First Team. 
  • Selected to the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy watch list.    

2006 (Sophomore):  

  • Became the eighth player in program history to earn First-Team All-Region honors. 
  • First Team All-Conference USA. 
  • Finished the season by accounting for one goal and four assists. 
  • Ranked fourth on the squad in assists and tied for fifth on the team with six points during the season. 

2005 (Freshman):  

  • Recorded three shots, all on goal, for the year. 
  • Missed just 11 minutes of play in 17 matches played. 
  • Second-team All-Conference USA defender. 


  • Speaks Serbian, English, and a bit of Japanese. 
  • Grew up participating in soccer and karate.  
  • Was six years old when his family moved from Karlovac, CRO to Etobicoke, ON, CAN. 
  • Follow Dejan on Twitter @DejanJakovic and Instagram @dejanjakovic. 

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2018Los Angeles FC1513011470308021
2013D.C. United18170157501018130
2012D.C. United23211186102219040
2011D.C. United15150132402118031
2010D.C. United19180162403114011
2009D.C. United23230207004023060
Career Totals-1131071960101541001193
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